Penn National Gaming

Charles Town Accident: Warning System Switch Not in Stewards Room

The on-off switch for a warning system to jockeys at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town racetrack was not triggered when a horse ran the wrong way toward the field in the fourth race on Saturday night because it was not located in the stewards room, but down the hallway with the track’s official clocker, said […]

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Near Disaster at Penn National Gaming’s Charles Town Races

“We’re lucky someone didn’t get killed.” That’s what Jockeys’ Guild national manager Terry Meyocks said about the jockeys involved in an incident in Saturday’s fourth race at West Virginia’s Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races when a loose horse, going the wrong way up the stretch, ran into an oncoming horse in a contest that […]

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Legislation Would Strike Deal Between PNG, Government to Pay Dayton and Austintown

Legislation passed by the Ohio Senate would strike a compromise between the state government and Penn National Gaming in order to pay the two Ohio towns hosting new racetracks. Dayton and Austintown Township were supposed to receive $500,000 for the two new racinos moved there this year (Mahoning Valley Race Course and Dayton Raceway), but it […]

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Ramseys, Brown, Castellano Winners in Inaugural Penn Gaming Racing Challenge

A pair of defending Eclipse Award winners in owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey and jockey Javier Castellano, as well as a trainer fresh off three victories at the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships in Chad Brown top the final standings in the inaugural Penn Gaming Racing Challenge, which concluded this past Saturday night with the […]

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New Dayton Racino Set to Open Aug. 28

A new racino is only a few weeks away from opening in Dayton, Ohio, according to Cincinnati.com. Hollywood Casino at Dayton Raceway has set Aug. 28 as opening day. The new $250 million facility will offer 1,000 video slot machines and be open 24 hours/day. The facility also will have a new all-weather, 5/8ths-mile harness […]

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Death in the Afternoon: Beulah Park, 1923-2014

After 91 years of racing, Ohio’s first Thoroughbred track and state historic landmark closed for good on May 3, its life cut short by dwindling demand for its product. Plus, the Grove City track’s owner, Penn Gaming, pulled the switch because they didn’t want Beulah Park competing with their nearby Hollywood Casino. In a cruel […]

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Penn National Gaming Breaks Ground on New Massachusetts Racino

Penn National Gaming Inc. broke ground March 14 at the site of the future Plainridge Racecourse, a harness track in Plainville that will become the first slots parlor/racino in Massachusetts. According to a report in the Taunton Gazette, Penn National was awarded the only racino license by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission two weeks ago. Penn […]

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PNG Scores Massachusetts Slots License

Penn National Gaming was awarded the slots license for Massachusetts on Thursday, according to a report by The Republican. PNG will build a new facility at Plainridge Racecourse in Plainville, Mass., where it will offer 1,250 slot machines, a food court, a sports bar and a high-end restaurant. Harness racing will continue at the facility, which […]

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Ohio: Horsemen, Track Officials Remain at Odds Over Racino Plan

Construction continues on the new racetrack and casino in northern Ohio even though the Ohio Racing Commission and track officials remain mired in a dispute over the number of stalls the new facility should have. Representatives of Penn National Gaming, the parent company of the racetrack, met with the racing commission Thursday. The debate over […]

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William Bork Jr., Former PNG President, Dies at 80

Bill Bork, whose 35 years in racetrack management culminated in leading Penn National Race Course as it migrated into Penn National Gaming, Inc., died Monday in Reading, Pa., at the age of 80. Bork served 17 years on the Thoroughbred Racing Associations Board of Directors as at various times he was the representative of four […]

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